Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hip Fracture
This is a break of the upper part of your femur. The femur is the long bone in your upper leg. At the top of the femur is the "head." This is the ball that fits into your hip socket. A hip fracture may happen at the "neck" of the femur (the thin portion of bone under the head). Fractures may also happen below the neck.
What is a hip fracture?
This detailed video describes hip fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. A fractured hip is almost always treated surgically. You may benefit from screws and plates that realign and anchor the broken pieces of your femur or a hip replacement. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.